I’ve had a ton of energy the last few days so on a whim I decided to use my beach route for a fartlek run last night. This means crossing the bridge twice. No idea what I was thinking!
Naturally as soon as I got to the base of the bridge one of my hard intervals started. I’ll be honest with you and say that most days I just power walk up the bridge. On a very good day I’ll jog lightly up it. Tonight I just focused my eyes on the back of Speedy Blue Shirt’s back and powered my way up it.
It didn’t kill me and now I know I can do it which is a huge mental gain! I always thought if I tried to run to the top I would use up all my energy, but it turns out it’s really not SO bad. I may do bridge repeats … someday… in the future.
After the bridge it’s all smooth sailing along the beach.
One time I looked down at my Garmin and saw 7:48 pace … I only held it for about 20 seconds but HEY that’s a first! Not really sure where that strong burst of energy came from except that all the other runners at the beach usually get me extra excited about life.
I always run alone but deep down I think I would LOVE running with other people because I love seeing other people run. Then again I can be pretty antisocial so maybe not : )
Reminder to self: order the above shirt and wear on Friday nights. And Saturday nights.
I actually don’t think I’m antisocial, I think I’m just getting old! Sounds a bit dramatic, but really there’s nothing better to me than relaxing on a Friday night at home with Adam and Cecil.
Ahhh, Friday nights…. only three days until the weekend. We can do this!
Do you prefer to run alone or with a friend / group? Does it depend on whether you’re doing a long run or speedwork?
– I could maybe see myself doing a long run with someone, but speedwork would be hard!